Changi Airport Group (CAG), the operator of Changi Airport in Singapore, has revealed concept plans to build a mixed-use terminal as part of its efforts to double capacity.
Called 'Project Jewel', the new facility will be built on the car park site facing the Terminal 1 (T1).
Construction on the project is expected to begin soon with planned completion in the mid-2020s.
Designed by a consortium of consultants led by Moshe Safdie, including Benoy and local architects RSP, the new facility will incorporate aviation and travel-related facilities, concessions and leisure attractions.
CAG chief executive officer Lee Seow Hiang said that it would create an iconic global attraction that will capture the hearts of both tourists and Singaporeans.
"For tourists, we envisage Project Jewel to be a must-visit Singapore attraction, located strategically at the doorstep of one of the world's busiest air hubs, and an extension of the Changi brand promise that many travellers worldwide have come to know us for," Hiang said.
"For Singaporeans, it will be an exciting world-class destination right here at home, where they can relax and enjoy with their loved ones, again and again."
The new facility will serve as a node connecting the Terminals 1, 2 and 3, while enhancing inter-terminal connectivity, with further plans to offer a central facility for the 32,000 airport community.
The airport operator is also working with CapitaMalls Asia on the concept and plans of Project Jewel, with further plans for a joint venture partnership to develop and manage Project Jewel upon its completion.
Built with an investment of $485m, the new 160,000m² Terminal 4 will be capable of handling 16 million passengers per year, serving both full service and low-cost carriers.
As part of the modernisation project, the airport will also expand Terminal 1 to boost capacity of arrival hall, baggage claim areas and taxi bays, which would increase the capacity to 24 million passengers per year.
Image: Upon the anticipated completion in the mid-2020s, Project Jewel will assist Changi Airport in catering growth into the next decade. Photo: courtesy of Changi Airport Group.